The International Executive of the Year Award recognizes business leaders who have significantly improved the reputation and performance of their respective firms on the international stage.

Recipients typically have been individuals with a reputation of impeccable integrity and a performance track-record admired by stakeholders and competitors alike.

Selection Process

Winners are chosen each year by a committee of AIB Fellows and publicly recognized at our Annual Conference.

Past Winners

2019

Winner(s): Jim Hagemann Snabe
Affiliation:  Maersk and Siemens AG

2018

Winner(s): Chris Policinski
Affiliation:  Land O’Lakes, Inc.

2017

Winner(s): Fadi Ali Ghandour
Affiliation:  Wamda Capital

2016

Winner(s): Indra Nooyi
Affiliation: PepsiCo

2015

Winner(s): Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Affiliation: Biocon Limited

2014

Winner(s): Dominic Barton
Affiliation: McKinsey & Company

2013

Winner(s): Muhtar Kent
Affiliation: The Coca Cola Company

2012

Winner(s): James Whitehurst
Affiliation: Red Hat

2011

Winner(s): Fujio Cho
Affiliation: Toyota Motor Corporation

2010

Winner(s): Ozires Silva
Affiliation: Embraer

2009

Winner(s): Donald E. Felsinger
Affiliation: Sempra Energy

2008

Winner(s): Andrea Guerra
Affiliation: Luxottica Group

2007

Winner(s): Tim Solso
Affiliation: Cummins Inc.

2006

Winner(s): Chuanzhi Liu
Affiliation: Legend Holdings Ltd.

2002

Winner(s): Federico Sada
Affiliation: Grupo Vitro

2001

Winner(s): Sir CK Chow
Affiliation: Brambles Industries Limited

1999

Winner(s): Stan Shih
Affiliation: The Acer Group

1998

Winner(s): Peter Sutherland
Affiliation: Goldman Sachs International

1997

Winner(s): Lorenzo Zambrano
Affiliation: CEMEX

1996

Winner(s): Jean Monty
Affiliation: Northern Telecom

1995

Winner(s): Jong-Hyon Chey
Affiliation: SK Group

1993

Winner(s): Takuma Yamamoto
Affiliation: Fujitsu

1992

Winner(s): Percy Barnevik
Affiliation: ASEA Brown Boveri

1990

Winner(s): David Culver
Affiliation: Alcan

1987

Winner(s): Armand Hammer
Affiliation: Occidental Petroleum Company

1986

Winner(s): Giovanni Agnelli
Affiliation: Fiat

1985

Winner(s): Walter Wriston
Affiliation: Citicorp

1982

Winner(s): Jacques G. Maisonrouge
Affiliation: IBM World Trade Corporation